Karen M. Diefenbach's intention, as a holistic health consultant and practitioner, is to aid in the relief of pain and stress by helping to increase general health.* She is the sole professional of her business and works one on one with clients. Her clients are people who are looking for an entry point into the natural and sustainable world of integrated alternative holistic healthcare. Karen works with clients, according to their motives, to help support their goals.
She began her journey in the holistic health field by studying nutrition, indoor air pollution and stress management at SUNY Empire State College in Nyack, NY, and then, graduated in 1993 from the Swedish Institute in Manhattan, NY, having studied massage therapy. Later, she would complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development.
Her manual therapy educational journey has included incorporating skills such as, prenatal massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, therapeutic touch, shiatsu, and also Yoga from the standpoint of healing damaged tissue, and poor posture. Further, craniosacral therapy and neuromuscular movement therapy training are part of her background, as well. Craniosacral therapy being one of her preeminent approaches was studied through the Upledger Institute. Over 140 training hours were attained, which included somato-emotional release 1 & 2. Neuromuscular movement re-education was learned through a year-long program instructed by Sara Vogeler in NYC, who studied under Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen's School of Body-Mind Centering of Northampton, Massachusetts.
Diefenbach's homœopathic-foundation training was received at the Hudson Valley School of Classical Homœopathy, in the beautiful Hudson Valley, NY, where she earned 620 hours of basic and advanced instruction. At the Homeopathy School International of Loveland Colorado, she earned an additional 460 hours to fulfill the required clinical training hours prescribed by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC). She then, subsequently, became a Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) after passing their board exam, and, ultimately, a registered homœopath (RSHom(NA) after meeting all case requirements through the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH).
Moreover, a personal understanding of homeopathy was also attained, prior, through her experience as a homœopathic client for many years, which she believes will also be an asset in helping others through this modality. Homœopathy has been Diefenbach's preeminent aid in helping to unblock the barriers to her own optimum health.* She has seen homœopathy have this effect on many others, as well.*
Throughout most of Diefenbach's life, she has sustained an ardent devotion to the harmonies in nature, which have attracted her to the holistic health profession. The heart of her therapeutic and integrated approach is to develop a set of individual goals for each client; then, as an art and science, use her knowledge and experience of the healing process to help support her clients' intentions.
* Changes are variable from person to person. Information imparted is for educational use and does not constitute medical advice.
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